Question About Python Ports

mva at mva at
Wed Feb 21 17:10:27 UTC 2007

Drew Jenkins <drewjenkinsjr at>:

> Hi;
> links are and build from ports...obviously my preference. However, I  
>  can't figure out *where* the ports build! That is, in a standard   
> built-from-source python, one enters the dir, issues an "ls" and   
> sees dirs like "lib", "etc", etc. Where are these dirs in a   
> built-from-port python?

They are relative paths to the PREFIX set by the make system. This is by
default /usr/local.
For more details take a look at the great handbook (section ports using) and
the porter's handbook.

It also might help to take a look at man ports(1) :-)


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